We haven't heard much from Al Gore lately. Aside from the recent publicity tour for his soon-to-be Academy Award winning documentary, a trial balloon for a possible presidential run in 2008, and the hilarious ManBearPig episode of Southpark, he hasn't been on the radar. However, it is Election Day, and as it will be for every Election Day to come, Al Gore is here. His legacy is evident everywhere we look.
It is now routine to have armies of Lawyers ready to spring into action at the first hint of voting irregularities. The Democrats have a huge army ready to attack. The Republicans are ready with their own smaller legal team to address the challenges that will be lodged by the Dems. In response to this new Election Day atmosphere, the Justice Department has sent observers to polling places with the highest probability of discrimination claims. The Attorney General sent about 850 poll watchers to 69 jurisdictions in 22 states.
The impression today is that our elections are no more dependable than those in The Democratic Republic of the Congo or Nicaragua. Fraud is so rampant and massive, not even Jimmy Carter can insure its integrity.
A former South African caller to Michael Medved's radio show called to comment how ridiculous we look to the rest of the world. How dare we sent election inspectors to sanction elections when our own are so full of corruption.
According to some, it seems we've reverted back to the days of Jim Crow. Ted Kennedy attempts to stir up racial discord by claiming minorities are being thwarted in their attempts to vote, but the Department of Justice is not pursuing the perpetrators.
"I am also troubled that the Department’s failure to pursue claims of discrimination against minority voters has created the false impression that, as suggested by Department officials and stated in a report on CNN today, overt voting discrimination against minorities is no longer a serious problem."Moveon.org announced that it is offering a quarter million dollar reward for evidence that leads to a criminal conviction of vote fraud. The implication is that the Republicans are the ones cheating.
If you witness voting fraud, please send material evidence to firstname.lastname@example.org
I blame all of this madness on Al Gore. Refusing to concede defeat to Bush, Gore and his childish tantrum dragged the certification of the 2000 election out for weeks. Lawyers battled in courts in Florida, Georgia, and Washington D.C. until there was no time left to recount all the ballots in the state. Now, the Democrats follow the Gore template whenever they lose or may lose an election
Even though all the ballots in Florida were counted and recounted in all the silly ways imaginable, Bush won using every single method. To this day, however, voices continue to scream that Bush stole the election. Republicans stole the election.
This all set the tone for every future election, and it cemented in place a seething hatred for Bush that has subjected him to nonstop attack and ridicule by the libs. With the exception of the six short weeks following 9/11, Bush has endured criticism for everything he's done. According to his critics, he has done nothing right. One can only guess if the situation would be different in Iraq if we had all stood united.
The Democrat's platform has only one plank. Whatever Bush has done, they stand for the exact opposite. This is the only thing Democrats stand for now.
This environment of constantly attacking the president has bred an inconceivable number of conspiracy nut jobs who believe our own government assisted in the 911 plot. What has happened to us?
And while we engage in all this partisan bickering, while we defend every ridiculous attack, while we respond to offenses that never happened, our country's real enemies are smiling.
Thanks, Al Gore. I know you were disappointed, but I wish you had been gracious in defeat. You have transformed our peaceful and orderly transition of power into a big ugly legal clusterfuck. This is your legacy.
Hurry up global warming. Put us out of our misery before the Islamists do.